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Conservation and WPA Era Artwork with Nina Olsson
July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as we dive deeper into Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s with stories about the discovery and conservation of WPA era murals. Conservator and contributing author Nina Olsson and Interim Chief Curator, Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions Margaret Bullock will share what conserving these murals entails and the work that it takes to track down forgotten works of art. The event is free and registration is required.

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Nina Olsson is a researcher and conservator of paintings in private practice based in Portland, Oregon since 2001. Nina has 30 years of professional experience in both Europe and the US, with an emphasis on the conservation of paintings and polychrome sculpture. Nina has exper­tise in the technical examination of works painted on panel, canvas, paper, wood, murals and various mediums, their conservation, and restoration treatment, collection surveys, and provides consultation on the framing, storage, transport and exhibition of works of art, servicing private and institutional clients in the Pacific Northwest region and beyond.

Margaret E. Bullock is Interim Chief Curator and Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions, Tacoma Art Museum. She holds an MA in Anthropology from Washington State University and an MA in Art History from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the Tacoma Art Museum in 2007, she was curator at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, Associate Curator of American Art at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon and a research fellow in American art at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama. She has curated exhibitions and written articles and books on American and European fine and decorative arts. Her specialty is late 19th and early 20th century American art with a particular focus on the art of the Pacific Northwest.

You can read Nina’s essay and many more in the catalog available through the TAM store.